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I'm hearing rumors about a new dispatch center about to be built for several of the fire and EMS entities in eastern Harris County (Channelview, Sheldon, Huffman, Crosby, ESD 5 EMS, Highlands, possibly others).

Has anyone heard anything about a new dispatch center and possibly a new radio system?
 
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Channelview is building a new dispatch center that will handle dispatch for most of the agencies you mentioned. Unless they're building out a new combined paging system the radio side shouldn't change much.
 

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My understanding is that the new center will be run by Channelview and that most of the east side agencies currently contracting with Harris County Emergency Corps will cut over to the new center. I'm not sure, but have suspicions, that a new radio system may be part of this.
 
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I'm not sure, but have suspicions, that a new radio system may be part of this.
My sources say no... but I could be wrong. :)

HCFMO is not too keen on the Comm Center agencies switching to NXDN and would apply a great deal of pressure to any agency considering a switch to something non-standard.
 
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